The Promised Messiahas & Imam Mahdi (Guided One)
THE REVIEW OF RELIGIONS
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas
Do not fear the curses the world might heap on you for they melt in the air like smoke and they cannot turn day into night. What you should be afraid of is the curse that comes from God, which totally uproots from both the worlds those on whom it falls. You cannot save yourselves with hypocrisy and pretense, because the God Who is your Lord can see to the innermost depths of your being. How, then, can you hope to deceive Him? Therefore straighten yourself and cleanse yourself, to become pure and precious, without a particle of dross anywhere in your being, for if there be any such, it will take away your light.
And if in any corner of your heart there be pride, empty pretense, hypocrisy, vanity, love of self, or laziness of disposition, you do not amount to anything acceptable in the sight of the Lord. Take care on the basis of a thing or two, which you think you have accomplished, you do not fall into the delusion that you have done all that needed to be done; for God desires that your entire life, your whole being, should undergo a deep and thorough revolution. Indeed He demands from you that you accept a death, after which He would give you another life. Immediately compose all your differences and make peace among yourselves: forgive the transgressions of your brothers for indeed he is evil who is not willing to make peace with his brother.1
1. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Our Teachings (Tilford, Surrey: Islam International Publications Limited, 1990), 3-4.